Document Type: Research Paper
Chemistry Department, Collage of Science, Shahid Chamran university of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran
Department of Chemistry, Payame Noor University, Tehran, 19395-4697, Iran
a Chemistry Department, Collage of Science, Shahid Chamran university of Ahvaz, Ahvaz, Iran
The use of a recyclable phase transfer catalyst, SiO2-PEG-ImBr, is demonstrated in a simple and highly efficient synthesis of phenacyl derivatives by nucleophilic substitution reaction of phenacyl halides with different anions in water. Advantages of this system are easy work-up, moderate to good yields, and recyclable catalyst. The catalyst can be recycled and reused several times with no loss of its efficiency.